Monday, October 24, 2011

Antique Bird Cage

One of the more fun things that has happened since I started this blog is people giving me things to see if I can "do something with it".  What a delightful challenge for me!  I love, love, love taking  things that would otherwise be discarded and making something useful or beautiful out of them.

Now I realize beauty may be in the eye of the beholder and some things may be a miss to some people, but my thinking is - the more you try, the better your chances for a real hit! 

I also firmly believe that
 a person becomes more creative the more they create.  


Go For It!  

Have Fun!  

Take Some Chances!  

The journey will be a blast.

This is a birdcage given to my daughter to give to me.  It is an antique and had been in the person's family for a long time, but they just didn't know what to do with it anymore.

I didn't do much to decorate the cage itself, just a good cleaning, reattaching some of the wires, and a coat of Krylon's Satin Ivory.  I also removed the wire from the top and replaced it with a new finial.

The fun part was decorating it for the season.  It seemed to be begging for feathers, so feathers it was.  Since it is located right next to the trash bag wreath I made, it also needed some bright orange.

I think the little sparrow is liking his new space.

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. That looks great--I love the feathers around the bottom. Looks so elegant!

  2. So enjoy The Lavender Tub and all your finds. I know you are very creative and envy you being able to make something out of nothing. Keep up the good work.

  3. I also love the feathers and leaves!


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